Ninestar, Seine Agree Not to Sell Disputed Toner Cartridges and Drums in U.S.

scales of justice 2March 5, 2015 – Canon Inc. of Japan reports that it’s resolved its patent-infringement disputes against Ninestar Image Tech Limited, Zhuhai Seine Technology,  Ninestar Technology Company, Seine Tech (USA), Seine Image (USA), and Nano Pacific Corporation, all of which collectively do business under the name Ninestar, in the U.S. International Trade Commission and in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The case involved alleged patent-infringement of Ninestar toner cartridges and photosensitive drum units sold for use in Canon and Hewlett-Packard laser printers.

To resolve the disputes, Ninestar has stipulated to a consent order from the International Trade Commission as to U.S. Patent Nos. 8,280,278, 8,630,564, 8,682,215, 8,676,090, and 8,688,008, and a Consent Judgment and Permanent Injunction from the Southern District of New York as to U.S. Patent Nos. 8,280,278, 8,433,219, 8,437,669, 8,494,411, 8,630,564, 8,676,090, 8,682,215, and 8,688,008. The injunctions prohibit Ninestar from making, using, selling, and offering for sale in the United States, and from importing into the United States the toner cartridges and photosensitive drum units that Canon says violates its patents

In May 2014, Canon had filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission against 33 manufacturers, distributors, and sellers of toner cartridges, including Seine and Ninestar, alleging that the companies were infringing on its patents for toner cartridge and drums with its third-party alternatives.

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